These lines have been shut down for the season.
This is the last full week of irrigation season.
We will start ramping down, closing gates, and opening drains early next week.
Hermiston Irrigation District is accepting applications for maintenance crew workers. We need seasonal workers to help with winter maintenance projects. This would be a seasonal position through the end of the year. There is a possibility of a full-time position after the first of the year to the right candidate. Work will include canal maintenance, pipeline installation, concrete work, clearing brush, mowing, burning etc. Must deal courteously with the public. Knowledge of irrigation practices, general mechanics and the ability to operate machinery a plus. CDL or pesticide license a plus. You must have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and to perform physical work. For applications please contact Hermiston Irrigation District, at 366 E Hurlburt Avenue, Hermiston or email Business@HermistonID.org.
There is still 6,000 acre feet of water left in Cold Springs Reservoir. However, demand has dropped and we are only sending 85 cfs down the A-Line Canal to feed the entire system. There is excess water in the ponds and drains as patrons take less and less water.
Due to current conditions, we estimate that we will start shutting down the system the week of October 15, 2019.
We’ve been getting a number of calls about when water season will end. We estimate mid to late October. Weather and demand tend to dictate when we end the season.
The R Line has been turned down to make sure that no water flows to the end. There was a culvert that needed to be replaced under Bensel Rd. Crews are at the site finishing up the project and we hope to have water restored by this evening.
The District intends to treat the B Line with Captain “Copper” on Friday August 16, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the District office.
The District intends to treat the O Line with Captain “Copper” on Wednesday August 14, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the District office.
The District intends to treat the A Line with Nautique on Tuesday 8/6/2019 and the Maxwell Canal with Nautique on Wednesday 8/7/2019. If you have any questions, please contact the District office.
The District intends to treat the A Line Canal on Monday July 29, 2019 and the Maxwell Canal Tuesday July 30, 2019 with Captain “Copper”. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the District office.